Spike Milligan
Spike And The Elfin Oak

Spike And The Elfin Oak

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2018
  • 1 episode

Comedy drama inspired by the true story of Spike Milligan's efforts to save a tree. Also features David Threlfall, Charlie Brand, Kerry Gooderson, Rosie Boore, Charlotte Emmett and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
David Threlfall, Charlie Brand, Kerry Gooderson, Rosie Boore, Charlotte Emmett, Georgie Glen, Luke Bailey, Lauren Cornelius and more
Writer
Ian Billings
Director
Gemma Jenkins
Companies

Spike Milligan's madcap ventures in the mid-1960s to preserve the Elfin Oak in London's Kensington Gardens whilst also performing in the West End run of his play, The Bed Sitting Room.

When theatre censors get in the way of Spike saving the elves, events threaten to spiral out of control.

David Threlfall stars in Ian Billings' comic fantasy inspired by a true story.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Drama: Spike And The Elfin Oak
Production
Studio
Soundtrack
Music arranged and performed by Neil Brand. Trumpet player: Peter Ringrose.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 16th April 2018 at 2:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
45 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 8th November 2021 at 4:00am on Radio 4 Extra
  • Sunday 7th November 2021 at 8:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Sunday 7th November 2021 at 4:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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